Unfiltered, unpasteurised, bottle conditioned unsweeted in the trad manner for full flavour. Barrel aged. Flanders Red ale is a style of sour ale, traditionally brewed in the Flemish speaking province of west Flanders. It is a regional curiosity that has survived the pressures of modern tastes. Red Bonnet has a beautiful rosy hue from a complex grain bill, and from aging in a Waitaki pinot noir barrel. The unique multiple yeast strains impart a lactic sourness, as a hop bitterness is replaced by a mouth puckering tartness. It has an intense fruity aroma with vanilla tannins. This beer has been aged for 1 year in oak, and has been blended with a younger batch, prior to bottling. The character of this beer will become more complex and sour over time. Pucker up, clear your mind and taste Red Bonnet.